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August 21, 2015 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
IT WAS the eve of Independence Day and the Phillies were in Atlanta, but the season was already over. Nobody told Chase Utley. The manager, Ryne Sandberg, had quit on the team. Cole Hamels was pitching like a man resigned to another summer in purgatory. Ut? He was in the hallway between the visitors' clubhouse and the tunnel to the dugout, sitting at a table filled with video monitors. Alone, he watched himself hit, clip after clip after clip, an hour before the Phillies took batting practice.
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August 2, 2013 | BY DAVID MURPHY, Daily News Staff Writer dmurphy@phillynews.com
IN THE BOTTOM of the first inning, Chase Utley stepped to the plate and hit a home run. It was the 14th time he had done so this season, good enough for fourth among major league second basemen. If anybody needed a reminder that the 34-year-old veteran was still one of baseball's best players at his position, here it was. Still, as he trotted around the bases to the hearty approval of the Citizens Bank Park crowd, you couldn't shake the feeling it was the beginning of another egregious miscalculation by a Phillies organization struggling to find the path toward a better tomorrow.
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May 18, 2008 | By Jim Salisbury, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two weeks ago today, Chase Utley stood in front of his locker at Citizens Bank Park and packed for a West Coast trip. Utley tossed his fielder's glove, batting gloves, spikes, sneakers and sunglasses into a red equipment bag. He then reached into his locker, pulled out five brand-new ebony bats - gamers - and stuffed them into his bat bag. Before zipping the bat bag closed, Utley reached for the one piece of equipment he hadn't left home without...
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May 4, 2010 | By MARK KRAM, kramm@phillynews.com
So here's the deal: You get to invite any of the top stars in Philadelphia sports over to the house for dinner. We're talking hypothetically, of course, but just say you have that opportunity. Who would you invite? Ryan Howard? DeSean Jackson? Mike Richards? And what would you serve them? Would you go Italian? Send out for Chinese? Or perhaps you have a favorite dish that has been passed down through the generations? We asked you whom would you like to have over in the survey we conducted with the Sport Industry Research Center at Temple University and you chose to chow down with Chase Utley.
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August 9, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
SAN DIEGO - When Pete Mackanin drew out his lineup before Friday night's series opener against the Padres, he didn't treat his newly activated second baseman as if he entered with a dismal .179 batting average. Mackanin looked at it as if he pushed the reset button on Utley's season, which resumed Friday after 37 games missed because of a right ankle injury. The six-time all-star reentered the Phillies' lineup as their second baseman and leadoff hitter, the first time in 11 seasons he batted out of the top spot.
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June 12, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
CINCINNATI - Physically, Chase Utley, who has battled an assortment of injuries throughout his career, including chronic knee pain, said he's OK. "Yeah, I feel fine," Utley said following the Phillies' 5-2 loss to the Reds yesterday. But after an 0-for-3 afternoon, his 28th hitless performance in 51 starts, you surely had to wonder if the veteran All-Star's woes are beginning to wear on his mind. With an opportunity to get the Phillies back in yesterday's game - two on, two out, down two runs in the seventh inning - Utley produced a lazy, inning-ending fly ball to leftfield in his final at-bat.
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April 12, 2013 | By David Murphy, Daily News Staff Writer
WE ENTERED the season knowing that the Phillies needed a lot of things to go right in order for them to return to the postseason, and the last couple of nights have offered a tantalizing glimpse at the kind of team they can become if those things break in the proper direction. Of course, two nights make for a small sample size. The last time the Phillies had faced Jeremy Hefner, all seven of the batters they sent to the plate against him ended up scoring runs. But a lineup can only hit against the pitchers whom the other team sends to the mound, and in rattling off their first back-to-back victories of the season, Charlie Manuel's team did just that.
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July 16, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
MINNEAPOLIS - A chair reserved for Chase Utley was positioned under a sign with his name on it, but the Phillies second baseman stood. He stared at the seat. Major League Baseball mandated that Utley - the lone Phillies all-star - spend 45 minutes Monday with reporters. He overcame career-threatening knee injuries to start Tuesday night for the National League, but circumstances overshadowed that accomplishment. "Are they trying to trade him?" Hunter Pence, a former teammate, wondered from across the room.
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April 1, 2013 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writerlawrenr@phillynews.com
THE BALL came toward his head and baserunner Chase Utley did the natural thing. He ducked. After avoiding contact with Domonic Brown's heat-seeking missile of a base hit, Utley regained his footing and took off from first to second base. He didn't stop until he slid safely into third base. Utley then bounced back on his feet and prepared for the next step. It was March and he was playing baseball, so any next step he took was going to be a heck of a lot farther than any he made in the last two springs.
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July 9, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
LOS ANGELES - In the two weeks since Chase Utley was placed on the disabled list, the updates on his health haven't been minimal - they've been nonexistent. Yesterday afternoon at Dodger Stadium, Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said he "hadn't heard a word" on Utley, who has been dealing with a right ankle injury since January but played through it for the season's first 2 1/2 months. But then Mackanin did the math, and figured it wasn't going to an issue he'd have to deal with any time soon, since Utley - who hasn't begun to hit yet - is probably at least a month away from returning.
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August 24, 2016 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
THE DATE was June 19, 2010. Jim Thome came to the plate in the top of the ninth as a 39-year-old pinch-hitter for his latest team, the Twins, trailing 9-4. The 45,254 in attendance at Citizens Bank Park that afternoon rose to their feet in unison, a long and well-deserved standing ovation for one of the most popular players to ever wear the Phillies uniform, traded away five seasons before as part of the youth movement that would eventually produce five...
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August 19, 2016 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
CHASE UTLEY'S homecoming ended much like it began: Most of the 29,187 at Citizens Bank Park rose and applauded when Utley led off the first inning for the Dodgers. He struck out Tuesday before hitting two homers, and his leadoff single Thursday sparked a three-run rally. And then Utley rose into the heavens (on the team plane to Cincinnati), his mythical powers manifested again. Really, this return was unlike any other; unlike anything imaginable. It was almost messianic, with a distinct Easter-ly feel about this visit, complete with a three-day element and Utley's infallibility.
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August 18, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
When Aaron Altherr returned to the majors less than five months removed from major wrist surgery, the Phillies did not expect an immediate duplication of his slugging barrage that opened eyes late last season. And they have not seen that in Altherr's first three weeks. But the 25-year-old outfielder has not resembled a hitter affected by the wrist. No, he has not matched his slugging rate from 2015. But Altherr has started in every single Phillies game (17 total) since he was activated from the disabled list July 28. "He hits a lot of extra-base hits," Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said.
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August 18, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
For 19 seconds, Chase Utley circled the bases as an opposing player in South Philadelphia, and an entire ballpark stood. Utley did not slow his emotionless jog after he touched home plate. As he returned to the Los Angeles Dodgers dugout, a nearby fan held a sign that read, "CHASE UTLEY, A PHILLIE FOREVER. " Utley disappeared into the dugout in the fifth inning of a 15-5 Phillies loss. The home fans kept yelling. His Dodgers teammates mobbed him. The cheers at Citizens Bank Park endured.
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August 16, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
Adam Morgan returned to triple A last month as a pitcher who appeared to be losing his footing with the Phillies. He was being shuffled between the team's starting rotation and the bullpen. The lefthander lacked an identity, which he may have rediscovered in the minor leagues. Morgan excelled with the IronPigs, registering a 2.75 ERA in five outings before rejoining the Phillies on Sunday. But the game did not quite grant him the chance to showcase his growth, as he left the game in the fourth inning after being hit on the left arm by a line drive.
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August 16, 2016 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
PLACIDO POLANCO retired Sunday as a Phillie. It shouldn't be the last time we hear from him. Polanco always played in the shadow of bigger names - Jim Thome, Pat Burrell, Bobby Abreu, Cole Hamels, Billy Wagner, Roy Halladay - but he belonged with them. He should be remembered as a hard-nosed Phillie with deep connections to the four hardest-nosed Phillies to play for the franchise in the past 20 years: Scott Rolen, Chase Utley, Thome and Carlos Ruiz. Polanco came to Philadelphia in 2002 and turned out to be the most valuable piece in the deadline deal that sent Rolen to the Cardinals.
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August 11, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
LOS ANGELES - They gathered Tuesday evening on the Dodger Stadium dirt, behind a rope, and anticipated a homecoming. More than 100 friends and family came to watch Vince Velasquez, a native of nearby Pomona, Calif., and those closest to the 24-year-old pitcher secured field passes. Before a nightmarish 9-3 Phillies loss, Velasquez came to greet his support, which held signs during batting practice to encourage him. One spelled Pomona, but with a Phillies script "P. " A woman wearing a Velasquez jersey assembled a strikeout tracker.
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August 11, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
LOS ANGELES - For more than a decade, Zach Eflin's knees have hurt. The 22-year-old pitcher learned to manage the pain with hot-and-cold contrasts, hip stretches, core exercises - anything to relieve the tension on his knees. It worked until Tuesday, when he woke up after allowing seven runs in three innings, and the pain was too great. The patellar tendinitis in the rookie righthander's knees forced him to the disabled list, and there is little known beyond that. The Phillies are not sure whether Eflin will pitch again this season.
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August 10, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
LOS ANGELES - As Led Zeppelin played and the fans settled Monday night into their seats at Dodger Stadium, Zach Eflin threw two fastballs to a former Phillies icon. Chase Utley took one and punched the other to left for a lazy flyout. For Eflin, that was the extent of what went right. The rookie was bombarded in a 9-4 shellacking by Los Angeles. He has allowed 20 runs in his last three starts and, in less than three weeks, all encouragement generated by his complete-game shutout in Pittsburgh has vanished.
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August 10, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
LOS ANGELES - Every night, Chase Utley said, he sees one or two Phillies jerseys in the stands. The native Californian plays here, so far from the first 13 years of his major-league career that made him an adopted son of Philadelphia. But the jerseys are a reminder. So is a certain phrase he uttered after a parade one October afternoon. "I hear it here at this stadium," Utley said Monday as he grabbed the top of the home dugout at Dodger Stadium, hours before he faced his old team for the first time.
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